Mississippi Launches Career Readiness Certificate with WorkKeys(R) and KeyTrain(R).The State Board for Community and Junior Colleges Pilots Career Readiness Certificate Program
CHATTANOOGA Chattanooga (chăt'ən`gə), city (1990 pop. 152,466), seat of Hamilton co., E Tenn., on both sides of the Tennessee River near the Georgia line; inc. 1839. , Tenn., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mississippi Mississippi, state, United States
Mississippi (mĭs'əsĭp`ē), one of the Deep South states of the United States. It is bordered by Alabama (E), the Gulf of Mexico (S), Arkansas and Louisiana, with most of the border formed by State Board of Community and Junior Colleges will sponsor a year-long pilot to teach and assess high-demand workplace skills defined by ACT's WorkKeys General Overview
The WorkKeys job skill assessment system was created in the late 1980s by ACT, Inc.—the nonprofit company responsible for the ACT test. WorkKeys helps businesses recognize job applicants and employees who have high work-ready skills and helps match system. The statewide contract for foundational skill development has been awarded to Thinking Media, the creators of KeyTrain curriculum for WorkKeys. The program is currently being rolled out throughout the state and will offer assessment and training at more than 100 sites across the state.
The sites will immediately begin using KeyTrain curriculum, software, and management system statewide to teach foundational workplace skills as defined by ACT's WorkKeys system. Students' mastery of these applied workplace skills will be measured by three WorkKeys assessments that comprise Mississippi's Career Readiness Certificate, allowing students to earn a bronze, silver, or gold certificate to present to employers who demand these skills. In the initial roll out the state has already awarded about 1800 certificates.
Dr. Jason Pugh interj. 1. Pshaw! pish! - a word used in contempt or disdain. , Associate Executive Director of Workforce, Career and Technical Education, MS State Board for Community and Junior Colleges says, "We are very pleased to be working with WorkKeys and KeyTrain. We believe that WorkKeys is the right certification system and that KeyTrain will prepare our citizens to be better employees with the necessary skills to perform in the workplace."
The State Board for Community and Junior Colleges is a coordinating board for fifteen community and junior colleges and is dedicated to enhancing the education and training of all Mississippians, promoting positive leadership, and creating partnerships with business, industry and other entities that share the commitment and the values it embraces. For more information on Mississippi's community and junior college system, you may log on to http://www.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/.
Thinking Media, headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, is the creator of the KeyTrain product line and The Character Education Network (CharacterEd.net). KeyTrain is the complete interactive training system for the WorkKeys basic workplace skills. It provides a comprehensive learning system for common skills required by all jobs, based on ACT's WorkKeys employment system. For more information please contact Thinking Media at 877-842-6205 or email@example.com.
KeyTrain is a registered trademark of Thinking Media. WorkKeys is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc.
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